Selling Sickness: How Big Pharma & The Media Brainwash YOU

13 Nov 2023 | BODY

Selling Sickness

Buckle up, brave souls, because we’re diving headfirst into a shocking revelation that’ll make your hair stand on end: prescription drugs aren’t just medications; they’re contenders in the grim “leading causes of death” showdown, clinching the bronze right after heart disease and cancer. Get ready to unveil the dark underbelly of the pharmaceutical industry, where the blatant disregard for human lives is the name of the game.

What we’re dealing with here is a colossal failure of a system—an epic saga of widespread crime, corruption, bribery, and a regulatory framework so broken, it’s begging for a radical overhaul. It’s a narrative that uses morally repugnant tactics and employs the media to brainwash people with repetitive, misleading propaganda.

Let’s talk straight: the reason folks are popping pills like candy isn’t because drug companies sell medicines—they peddle outright lies about them. What we know about drugs is precisely what these companies want us to know. Patients, unwittingly trusting their doctors, are in the dark about the fact that their physicians, while savvy in diseases and human physiology, often draw a blank when it comes to drugs. They’re essentially relying on information that’s been carefully spun by the drug industry.

And if you think this whole system is under control, think again. If you haven’t been paying attention, now’s the time to wake up. The prescription drug scene is a wild, unbridled beast, and we’re about to unravel its dark secrets. Get ready for a reality check—you’re in for a ride you won’t soon forget.

Selling Sickness: A Gazillion Rand Industry

Alright, let’s cut to the chase: there is no money to be made from healthy people. The real cash flow kicks in when folks who are fit as a fiddle start believing they’ve got a laundry list of ailments. Enter the artful dance of “disease mongering,” a slick move where big pharma takes center stage, crafting and peddling illnesses like it’s going out of style.

Gone are the days of diseases evolving naturally; now, it’s corporations playing puppet master, shaping and pushing illnesses into the limelight. But here’s the part that doesn’t get enough attention: the sneaky behind-the-scenes alliances forming between the suits in the drug companies, doctors, and consumer groups. Their mission? Not to shed light on real health issues, but to make their conditions sound like the next big thing – widespread, severe, and oh-so-curable. And guess what’s waiting in the wings? A shiny lineup of new pharmaceutical products.

Bill Maher, the wit extraordinaire, hit the nail on the head with a quote that’s as spot-on as a bullseye: “We won’t stop being sick until we stop making ourselves sick.” Maher spills the beans on how the government’s not exactly our health guardian angel; they’re more like your neighborhood dealer. Why? Because there’s big money in keeping people not quite healthy but not quite dead either.

BIG PHARMA IS THE NEW DRUG MAFIA - Pharmaceutical companies have more power than ever, and people are paying the price—too often with their lives.

Big Pharma and Organised Crime : They’re More Similar Than You Think

The similarities between the pharmaceutical industry and the mafia are alarming. Both rake in exorbitant amounts of money, and the resulting side effects, be it from organised crime or this industry, involve deaths and casualties. The unscrupulous practices extend to bribery of politicians and others, creating a disconcerting echo between the mafia and the drug industry, as noted by a former Vice-President of Pfizer pharmaceuticals.

If you’ve think that pharmaceutical corporations prioritise your health, it’s high time for a reality check. This industry is marred by a litany of offenses, including wrongful deaths, extortion, fraud, corruption, obstruction of justice, fake journals, harassment, and hit lists—enough to make even the most hardened mafia godfather raise an eyebrow. While the pharmaceutical industry faces hefty fines from the Department of Justice, these penalties don’t seem to quell the corruption; they’re simply regarded as the “cost of doing business,” akin to paying utilities.

The pharmaceutical industry does not create cures, it creates customers.

Here Are 9 Similarities Between Big Pharma And Organised Crime

1. Filthy Rich: Both Big Pharma and the mafia amass immense wealth from their lucrative ventures.
2. Side Effects of Their Businesses: Their operations entail severe injuries and fatalities. Big Pharma releases potentially deadly medicines through corrupted healthcare systems, influencing bodies like the FDA with conflicts of interest.
3. Bribery: Similar to the mafia, Big Pharma bribes politicians to sway decisions in their favor. Generous donations fund political campaigns, leading to politicians favoring laws that benefit Big Pharma.
4. Paid-Off Mass Media: Using their wealth and influence, both entities control the mass media. Big Pharma manipulates media coverage, fostering biased narratives or publishing unscientific journals to promote their agenda.
5. Extortion: Extortionate drug prices result not from development costs but from political lobbying. Big Pharma sets exorbitant prices with little competition, leaving patients facing unjustifiable costs.
6. Silencing: Both entities silence dissenters through gag orders, discrediting, or character assassination. Doctors critical of drugs like Vioxx were placed on a ‘hit list’ to discredit them.
7. Controlling the Opposition: Just like the mafia, Big Pharma stifles competition that threatens their business, such as suppressing inventions like Royal Rife’s cancer machine.
8. Run-Ins with the Law: Frequent legal issues plague both the mafia and Big Pharma, involving embezzlement, fraud, deception, and health damage lawsuits against harmful drugs.
9. Threat and Coercion: By manipulating politicians with misrepresented science, Big Pharma enforces vaccination laws, reflecting a form of medical fascism.

To sell a cure, first you need to sell the disease.

Pushing Drugs That People Don’t Need Is A Highly Lucrative Business

To sell a cure, first you need to sell the disease. Research suggests that pharmaceutical companies are engaging in the medicalisation of ordinary conditions, such as menopause, creating awareness around non-existent diseases, and elevating minor issues into serious conditions requiring treatment.

Two decades ago, few people were concerned about their cholesterol levels. Today, due to the efforts of pharmaceutical companies, elevated cholesterol levels are acknowledged as a significant health issue, with statin reducers being among the best-selling drugs. Disease branding can destigmatise sensitive problems, rebranding incontinence as an ‘overactive bladder,’ encouraging individuals to seek treatment. However, it also poses a risk to healthy individuals, as it may lead them to take medications with potentially harmful side effects.

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